Veyretia rupicola (Garay) F.Barros 2003 Drawing by © Barbosa Rodrigues, Joćoand the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Full shade Cold LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Rock Growing Veyretia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil as a small sized, terrestrial or lithophyte with a few thick roots giving rise to an erect stem enveloped by pubescent, tubular, acute close fitting sheaths and leaves that are not present at blooming, which occurs in the late winter and early spring on an erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, long-acuminate, sparsely and longly pubesenct, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Sarcoglottis rupestris Barb.Rodr. 1877; *Sarcoglottis rupicola Garay 1980 publ. 1982; Spiranthes rupestris Barb.Rodr. 1877; Veyretia rupestris Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Sarcocglottis rupestris; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Sarcocglottis rupestrisdrawing fide;

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